Electrification Coalition Applauds Lawmakers for EV Investments in Build Back Better Act


Nov. 19, 2021


Washington, D.C.— In response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Friday passage of the Build Back Better Act, which contains robust investments in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement: 

“We applaud this action by the House, and we strongly urge the Senate to follow suit. The investments outlined within the Build Back Better Act represent a long-overdue federal commitment to an electric transportation future.” 

“This is a thoughtful combination of policies that will work together to propel us toward a cleaner, more equitable, and a transportation system that can finally break U.S. dependence on oil. From funding to electrify mail trucks to consumer incentives, from incentives for commercial freight to charging stations and increasing domestic manufacturing, these investments will ensure the U.S. can compete and lead in the global transition to electrification”  

“Consumers, manufacturers, businesses, utilities and vehicle fleets have started the transition to electric transportation, and the Build Back Better Act will rapidly accelerate electrification.”  

“We appreciate the hard work and determination of the members of Congress who helped get us to this point. We now look forward to passage of the Build Back Better Act in the Senate. This historic legislation, together with the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, will launch the U.S. into a future of transportation that is clean, equitable and affordable. 


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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances policies and actions to facilitate widespread deployment and adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks caused by America’s dependence on oil. For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org. 



Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.